Andrew Gillum’s Reckless Immigration Policies Would Be a Disaster for Our State
Andrew Gillum supports policies that would allow sanctuary cities to pop up all over the state. He would refuse to enforce cooperation with federal authorities, and even has gone so far as to call for the abolishment of ICE.
Compare this to Ron DeSantis, who will support ICE, ban sanctuary cities, and implement E-Verify to keep Florida safe by ensuring that laws are followed and dangerous criminals are not allowed back on the streets. Ron will enforce federal immigrations laws and punish local officials that refuse to cooperate with the immigration laws of this country. There will be no “sanctuary cities” in Florida under Ron DeSantis.
Ron DeSantis is only one candidate who will keep Florida safe and protect the rule of law. Andrew Gillum’s reckless disregard for federal laws would put illegal immigrants ahead of the safety of Florida’s families.
Andrew Gillum Would Allow Local Governments to Refuse to Cooperate with Federal Immigration Authorities. “The five Democrats in the crowded primary field of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Orlando real estate investor Chris King and Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene all oppose state interference in a local jurisdiction’s desire to become a sanctuary city.” (Ana Ceballo and James Call, “Florida candidates for governor vow changes on immigration,” USA Today Network via Naples Daily News, 6/29/2018 updated 7/1/2018)
Andrew Gillum Would Allow Sanctuary Cities, Supports Cities that Won’t Cooperate with Federal Immigration Authorities. “As mayor of Tallahassee, Gillum criticized Trump’s executive order threatening to suspend funding to sanctuary cities, and Gillum’s campaign said as governor he would support an approach like in Tallahassee that emphasizes immigration enforcement as a federal responsibility, not a local one.” (Allison Graves, “Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a Sanctuary State?” PolitiFact Florida, 12/6/2017)
Andrew Gillum Calls for Abolishment of I.C.E. “Gillum is the first Democratic candidate for governor in Florida to join calls on the left to ‘abolish ICE,’ though his Democratic rivals all agree the Immigration and Customs Enforcement needs reform…Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee who has recently been bolstered by large contributions from liberal billionaires Tom Steyer and George Soros, said in a statement, ‘I support a comprehensive immigration overhaul that includes abolishment of ICE in its current form to be replaced with a more compassionate and focused agency that actually keeps us safer.’” (Steven Lemongello, “Andrew Gillum: Abolish ICE ‘in its current form’,” Orlando Sentinel, 7/5/2018)